Choi Min-hee is a member of the 19th Korean National Assembly (Democratic United Party) who works towards achieving the normalization of the mass media. She received BA in history from Ehwa Womans University and during that time, she was sent to jail for leading protests in her university. Choi started her career as a reporter for ‘The Voice of People (Mal)’ in 1985. Since 1985 she worked for Council for Democratic Press Movement as a manager and later on as Member of Central Committee and Director of Business in 1994. From 1998, she served as Director of Education and Public Relations for Citizen’s Coalition for Democratic Media, where she was named Director of Planning and Management and Secretary General. Choi served as Co-chair for Implementation, People’s Action for Media Reform, Co-representative of Citizen’s Coalition for Democratic Media in 2004 and 2006. During the presidency of Roh Moo-hyun, Choi served as Vice-chairperson of Korean Broadcasting Commission and was in charge of Korea-US FTA for broadcasting. She, then, was in charge of uniting the opposition parties with Advisor Moon Sung-keun and became a member of the 19th Korean National Assembly. Over the last 30 years, Choi has been putting utmost efforts to achieve the normalization of the mass media and media justice.
On today’s Heart to Heart, Congress Member Choi Min-hee is with us to talk about her life journey as a civil activist, politician and a mother, as well as her future plans.